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Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us one year later.

16 September 2020

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic exceeded last year’s records for CO2 emissions, according to scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The wildfires that raged a...

3 September 2020

WWF Arctic Programme statement in response to deaths in Svalbard

WWF Arctic Programme statement in response to deaths in Svalbard

Melanie Lancaster, Senior Specialist, Arctic species, WWF Arctic Programme, states the following:

28 August 2020

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

In response to the Trump Administration releasing a Record of Decision that will allow for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain leasing program to move forward, World Wildlife F...

17 August 2020

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Updated, June 18, 2020, OSLO, NORWAY - A majority of Norway’s parliament is expected to vote against scientific advice next week in a decision that will reject greater protection of one o...

9 June 2020

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

On May 29 damaged fuel tanks leaked into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia. Diesel fuel evaporates within one to two weeks, but toxic components will remain behind contami...

8 June 2020

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

President Vladimir Putin declared a national state of emergency today after 20,000 cubic meters of diesel fuel spilled into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia this past wee...

4 June 2020

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

The future health of some polar bears and bowhead whales in the Barents Sea is being decided by Norway’s politicians before the end of the month. The Norwegian parliament will either follo...

6 May 2020

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Not long ago, bowhead whales in the Barents Sea, between the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, were thought to be extinct because of whaling activities. But scientists discovered that a small nu...

27 April 2020

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

Dear Mr Þórðarson: I reach out to you and the Arctic Council through this open letter at a defining moment in our lives. The extensive and sudden loss of life in the past few months from ...

21 April 2020

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